EXCLUSIVE LEADING OPTOMETRISTS | PINELANDS, CAPE TOWN
Pediatric vision • Binocular vision • Age related disorders • Pathology screening • Contact lens fitting • Retinal photography
An eye examination at McKenna and Scott Exclusive in Pinelands is not merely about finding a prescription. It is about eyecare, eye health, patient education and friendly service. Vision is not merely about the clarity of the image. It is about how both the eyes work together as a team ie. eye alignment, the contraction and relaxation of the individual eye muscles and ocular movements. These factors affect our visual performance and comfort throughout our daily tasks and activities. The majority of eye diseases are painless and can go undetected for years, leading to possible irreparable damage. Also, certain eye conditions can be manifestations of underlying systemic diseases. All these aspects of vision and health are part of our comprehensive eye examinations.
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How Do I Know If My Child Needs Glasses? The only way to know for sure if your child needs glasses to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism or other vision problem is to schedule a comprehensive vision exam with an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Vision screenings at school or at the pediatrician's office are not a substitute for a thorough children's eye exam because vision problems frequently are missed during screenings. As much as 25 percent of all school-age children have vision problems. There are many warning signs that your child may need corrective eyewear, but these often are overlooked.
Are contact lenses safe for kids? Yes, contacts are safe for kids. The human eye can tolerate contact lenses at a very early age. In special cases, even infants are fitted with contacts, to overcome eye conditions such as congenital nystagmus. A key factor in determining if contact lenses are safe for your child is evaluating how willing he or she is to wear contacts responsibly and take proper care of them. Over-wearing contact lenses, especially sleeping while wearing contacts designed for daytime use only, can greatly increase the risk for contact lens-related eye problems. Also, your child must
ROAD RACE & FUN RUN (+ WALK) FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY 2000 MEDALS & LUCKY DRAW PRIZES The McKenna & Scott Pinelands 10 km road race is run on a fast and flat course through the suburb of Pinelands. It takes place August 4th, 2019 from Lower Oval, Pinelands. Distance options: 5km & 10km. Distance & Entry Fee: 5km – R30 10km Senior (Licensed/Unlicensed) – R60/100 10km Junior (Licensed/Unlicensed) – R50/75 Start Time: 10km: 7:30 am 5km Fun Run: 7:45 am Medals and Many Prizes. Medals to the first 2 000 – 10km finishers and medals to the first 400